Curriculum Reviews

Science Unlocked Curriculum Review

(This post contains affiliate links. Clicking on them costs you nothing and helps to support this blog. Thank you.) It took a few years of homeschooling before I could accept a fundamental truth about myself as a homeschooling parent. Maybe you can relate.I stink at preparing for science. If a curriculum requires me to gather… Continue reading Science Unlocked Curriculum Review


Serafina and the Black Cloak Discussion Questions

Serafina describes herself many times as a "creature of the night." What does that mean? What are other "creatures of the night" (both natural and supernatural)? What connotations does "creature of the night" have? Does Serafina's character align with those connotations?Why do you think the author chose to set the story in a real historical… Continue reading Serafina and the Black Cloak Discussion Questions


13 Spooky Middle Grade Chapter Books

One of my favorite ways to celebrate Halloween is with a read aloud that helps us get a good spine tingle or step into a spooky atmosphere via our imaginations. Here are 13 middle grade book selections that fit the bill, all perfect for read alouds or independent reading. (This post contains affiliate links. Clicking… Continue reading 13 Spooky Middle Grade Chapter Books

Dyslexia · Reading · Vocabulary

What to Do After All About Reading

First of all, congratulations! I know from my own experience that completing the All About Reading program with a child is a huge accomplishment, both for the child and for you. That level 4 certificate represents countless hours of hard work and struggle that you and your child conquered. But now what? Especially for kids… Continue reading What to Do After All About Reading